Some of the most fun you can experience while enjoying a family vacation to coastal South Carolina involves the ocean and the beach. No big surprise, right? But did you know that with just a little gear that you can rent there’s a wealth of other opportunities available to you?
At Avista Resort we’re often asked by our guests where to go to rent water sports gear around Myrtle Beach so we’ve compiled the following list for you. Now you have no excuse to just sit around the pool. Get out and have the adventure of a lifetime!
Nu Horizons Dive and Travel
515 U.S. 501, Suite A, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 839-1932
Offering scuba diving instruction and equipment rentals, as well as an indoor dive tank. Located in the Sports Corner shopping center.
2915 S. Ocean Blvd, South End, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 448-7245
Hobie Cats, personal watercraft, Jet Skis, and ocean kayaks are available for rent at Downwind Sails, a trusted company at the beach since 1981.Banana-boat rides (where you’re towed in a long, yellow inflatable raft) and parasailing are also available.
Island Adventure Watersports
5843 Dick Pond Rd., Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 650-7003
For water fun along the Waterway, this rental spot at the Socastee Swing Bridge offers the standard water-sport vessels, plus wakeboards, paddle boards, and Jet Ski tours.
405 S. Ocean Blvd., The Strip, Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 445-7777
Renting all types of water-sports equipment, from jet skis to jet boats. Located between 3rd Ave. S and beach, between Family Kingdom amusement park and Westgate Resort.
Village Surf Shoppe
500 Atlantic Ave., Garden City Beach
Phone: (843) 651-6396
Take surfing lessons from the crew at Village Surf Shoppe, led by Kelly Richards and his son Cam. Richards shapes his own Perfection Surfboards at the shop, while his national surf champion sons and staff (including 4 USA Team members) take aspiring surfers out for camps and some hands-on action near the Garden City Pier, a tradition since 1969.
1903 U.S. 17 S, North Myrtle Beach
Phone: (843) 361-3323
Learn to scuba dive, take a dive trip, or just rent equipment at Coastal Scuba. PADI-certified.
Myrtle Beach Water Sports, Inc.
4495 Mineola Ave, Little River, SC
Phone: (843) 280-7777
Rent pontoon boats or jet skis at Myrtle Beach Water Sports or try parasailing or a dolphin cruise aboard the Sea Screamer, touted, at 72 feet, as the world’s largest speedboat.